Experiencing both sides of the patient-provider divide

Despite the 50 times she’s been intubated and the two times she came close to death, Alison Clay, MD, FCCP, AISF, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at Duke University School of Medicine, says the worst side effect from her time in the intensive care unit (ICU) is mistrust in the healthcare system. During a Grand […]

New Faculty Additions through December 2019

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our newest members who joined us in the second half of 2019 (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Bani Preet Kaur, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (10-21-19) Dr. Bani Preet Kaur joins the Division of Immunology as a Clinical […]

A look back at 2019

We are proud of everything we accomplished this year and so we assembled this brief video from some of our favorite moments. Whether the photos are of a fellows’  graduation or an investiture, a concert or a conference, resident or emeritus, a promotion or retirement, some commonalities emerge. We may be busy–and we are busy–but […]

2020 Research Seminar Series Schedule Announced

The Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series, which heads into its fourth year in 2020, provides a unique forum to showcase the broad array of discovery being conducted within the department. Aside from the first presentation, which will feature a single speaker for the hour, the sessions will follow the traditional format, in which two presenters […]

Rasmussen receives AHA seed grant

Tyler Rasmussen, MD, PhD, Cardiology fellow, received the American Heart Association’s Young Investigator Database Seed Grant to research in-hospital cardiac arrests in Medicare recipients. This grant provides Rasmussen access to the Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) database, a cardiovascular health database partially focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) data. While in-hospital cardiac arrests are common and […]

Review of a momentous year by any measure

It seemed like much of our spare time in 2019 in Internal Medicine was devoted to self-assessment and review. These can be essential and worthwhile activities, without question. They confirmed our strengths, clarified opportunities, and collectively revealed paths we might not have considered otherwise. My profound gratitude goes out to all the administrative personnel, faculty, […]

Heart & Vascular Center Holiday Party, 2019

Every office holiday party captures a theme of togetherness simply through its existence and its attendance. But the year-end celebration thrown last week by UI Health Care’s Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) across the noon hour worked in a second theme of generosity. Members of the HVC, from administrators and front-line staff to surgeons, nurses, […]

A vital relaunch

After two issues, the Department of Internal Medicine has renamed its annual print publication from Foundations & Innovations to Vitals. As department chair E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, described the title change in the new issue’s foreword, “The details obtained in an evaluation are a quick snapshot of the spectrum of a person’s health, each data point an […]

The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors

Article: The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors Authors: Bharat Kumar, Melissa L. Swee, & Manish Suneja Journal: BMC Med Educ. 2019 Nov 21;19(1):436 Abstract: BACKGROUND: Program directors are often perceived as strong and independent leaders within the academic medical environment. However, they are not as omnipotent as […]

Abel to lead one of four AHA research networks

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts […]